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drunk

Syllabification: drunk
Pronunciation: /drəNGk
 
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Definition of drunk in English:

past participle of drink.

adjective

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1Affected by alcohol to the extent of losing control of one’s faculties or behavior: he was so drunk he lurched from wall to wall drunk on vodka
More example sentences
  • What better opportunity are you going to get to show off your moves on stage for a room full of drunk strangers?
  • Sometimes, in this industry, crazy drunk people call you at work for no apparent reason.
  • There were reports of car surfing, vandalism and a high number of drunk teenagers.
1.1 [predicative] (drunk with) Overcome with (a strong emotion): the crowd was high on euphoria and drunk with patriotism
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  • They act like radicals drunk with power, doing what ever it takes to destroy any opposing political force that dares to challenge it.
  • Floral tributes perfume the cool morning air and the atmosphere is drunk with sweetness.
  • He was filled with euphoria for this moment, drunk with passion.

noun

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1A person who is drunk or who habitually drinks to excess.
Example sentences
  • The crowd is even bigger than when he went in because of a couple of drunks who have taken up residence on a bench nearby.
  • It probably would have been better if I had been drunk; they say drunks fall off all sorts of things and are fine, because they're floppy.
  • The headache usually begins half an hour after drinking, and drunks can have very serious headaches.
Synonyms
heavy drinker, binge drinker, problem drinker, alcoholic, dipsomaniac
informal boozer, soak, lush, wino, alky, rummy, barfly
archaic toper
1.1 informal A drinking bout; a period of drunkenness: he used to go on these blind drunks

Phrases

drunk and disorderly

1
Creating a public disturbance under the influence of alcohol.
Example sentences
  • Following scuffles, eight teenagers were arrested for being drunk and disorderly, four for public order offences and three for causing a breach of the peace.
  • A judge convicted of being drunk and disorderly in a kebab shop has had his Yorkshire law offices closed amid allegations of financial irregularities.
  • It was only an offence to be drunk and disorderly in a public place.

(as) drunk as a skunk

2
Extremely drunk.
Example sentences
  • Freezing cold and drunk as a skunk, I am doing the sensible thing and ploughing forward through the snowy city streets toward home, as if I have a purpose.
  • He was drunk as a skunk, barely standing and being abusive.
  • Then later, drunk as a skunk, he asked for a cigarette again.

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